Berkeley English Graduate Students

Leo Dunsker

Leo Dunsker

Tuesday 3 to 5 PM

Professional Statement

Trinity College Dublin, B.A. (2017, Aureis numismatis donatae)

Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory

Organizer of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics Working Group, 2017-present
Co-organizer (w/ Lindsay Choi) of English Department Poetry Colloquium, 2018-present
Co-organizer (w/ Libby Kao) of the Postcolonial and Global Anglophone Colloquium, 2021-present

Graduate Assembly delegate for English Department, 2020-present

Selected Publications and Papers Delivered

Selected conference presentations:
- "Ezra Pound’s 'BANK of the grassland': Nature and Value in the Fifth Decad of Cantos,” Modernist Studies Association, October 2022
- Roundtable participant in "Playing it Forward: SoundEye Poetics, their conditions and their legacies", American Conference for Irish Studies, April 2022
- “Marginal Economy: Thomas Kinsella's Critique of the Irish Lyric," American Conference for Irish Studies, June 2021
- "On first looking into Walcott’s Homer: postcolonial epic as world literature,” Seminar on "Poetics from the Global South," American Comparative Literature Association, April 2021.
- “Muldoon, Walcott, and Late Epic Form,” Southern California Irish Studies Colloquium, May 2019 
- "Freedoms of Movement: Maurice Scully's Proprioceptive Epic," American Conference for Irish Studies, March 2019
- "'The world you've been saved from grasps you roughly': The Bostons of Robert Lowell and John Wieners," American Literature Association, May 2018
- "Frank Stanford's Barbaric South," 115th Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Annual Conference, November 2017

Public writing and reviews:
- Review of Maurice Scully's Things that Happen in Irish University Review 52:2
- "'The great poem of death in these states': The Battlefield Where the Moon Says I Love You and its Canons," Constant Stranger: After Frank Stanford, special issue of Foundlings Magazine, 2018
- "In Conversation with J.P. Donleavy" (w/ Will Fleming), Icarus Magazine, Fall 2016 (online)

English Department Classes